The ceremony took place at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Momorial and Educational Center in New York City.
President Díaz-Canel highlighted Malcolm X's intense activity as a fighter for social justice and the rights of African-Americans, as well as his strong commitment and solidarity with the liberation movements of the African continent.
The President also referred to Malcolm's mention of the Cuban Revolution in several of his speeches. He considered it an epic and true reference in the struggle of the peoples for freedom and independence.
The ceremony became an act of solidarity, which brought together neighbors from the area and from Harlem, a community with which Cuba has long-lasting sentimental ties.